Registration is now live for our special member benefit event on Friday, November 30, 2018, to celebrate the exhibition "Elias Pelletreau: Long Island Silversmith and Entrepreneur" at the Long Island Museum. The show features nearly 170 objects, including many fine examples of Pelletreau’s work, paintings, and furniture, all of which illuminate the life and times of this significant early American artisan. The exhibition at the Long Island Museum and accompanying catalog published by Preservation Long Island, were supported by the Trust’s inaugural Dean F. Failey Grants. Do not miss out on this wonderful program! LINK IN BIO ☝🏼
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An intricate polished granite fountain like this looks like it belongs in the middle of Manhattan. So what is it doing in the backyard of a Long Island museum Well, it used to be in the middle of Manhattan!
This 14 foot, 20 ton beaux arts horse fountain was constructed in 1880 at the intersection of Madison Avenue and 23rd Street. It was commissioned by Olivia Phelps Stokes of the ASPCA for a sum of $6000. You caught that I called it a horse fountain, right It was meant for horses...mostly. When horses and carriages were super common on New York City streets, horses needed to drink water. Otherwise, they would get dehydrated and fall over and die (and if you think I'm joking, let me tell you...it happened... A LOT. Horses would lay dead in the streets, among the horse poop that no one bothered to clean up, spreading disease and everything else. Don't let anyone say the streets aren't cleaner and healthier since cars came.) Two of the troughs were meant for horses and one was meant for people. I don't know how you could tell the difference, or stop a horse from going to whichever one they wanted...or if people drank from it like they were bobbing for apples. Anyway, after cars became the main transportation in the streets and less and less horses were around the fountain became obsolete and an annoyance to drivers. The City removed it in 1957.
The Long Island Museum at Stony Brook approached the City asking to take the fountain off their hands. They didn't want something as beautiful as this to sit in storage getting lost. The City gladly handed it over. The Museum gave it a full restoration in 1987. You can see it among other historic buildings in between the Smithsonian affiliate's art and carriage museums. #LongIsland #LongIslandMuseum #StonyBrook #StonyBrookNY #NewYork #history #Manhattan #fountain #horse #cars #horses #horsefountain #SuffolkNY #SuffolkCounty #NewYorkCity #NYC
An American painter based in Stony Brook, New York, Joseph Reboli was known primarily for his oil paintings of rural coastal landscapes and subjects from the East End of Long Island.He attended the Paier School of Art in New Haven, Connecticut, from 1964 to 1967, where he was instructed by American realist Ken Davies. After graduation, he served in the US Army until 1969.
His work has been the subject of five museum exhibitions, more than twenty solo exhibitions, and numerous group shows, and is represented in private and public collections throughout America and Europe. In 1998, the Museum at Stony Brook displayed 55 works spanning his thirty-year career, and published Joseph Reboli, an 84-page book, to accompany the exhibit.In 1999, the White House Historical Association held an exhibit titled "White House Impressions: The President’s House Through the Eye of the Artist at the While House," Visitor Center in Washington, D.C. The exhibit included Reboli, whose painting for the exhibit was reproduced in a commemorative calendar for the year 2000 for the White House.
Submitted by Tim Conover, Harpoon Fine Art / American Art Holdings
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#onview until Sept. 3rd at the #LongIslandMuseum, Revolution in Printmaking: Larry Rivers and Universal Limited Art Editions | An exhibition focused on the vital influence of #LarryRivers + growth of #ULAE - [2nd image: @goldstonbilly , Larry Rivers, and Tatyana Grosman observing Rivers’ work.]
In 2016, the museum received a donation of sixteen works by accomplished avian artist Thomas F. Higgins (1919-2005). Higgins, a resident of Stony Brook for over forty years, was an avid bird lover, homing pigeon fancier, and had an avocation as an ornithologist. He participated in many bird counts and banding projects including banding birds on Long Island for the Department of the Interior.
The largest of the recent donation to the museum, a watercolor depicting two ravens on what is likely Sound beach, was stained, soiled, and warped. Enlisting the help of paper conservator, Andrea Pitsch, the museum was able to restore the painting and stabilize it to exhibit in the future. We would like to thank the Higgins family and the Amritam Foundation for their generous donation of funds towards the conservation project which helped make it possible. #limuseum #longislandmuseum #avianartist #conservation #soundbeach #art #preservingart #ravens